File:AU Flag.jpg|thumb|bottom|The American University flag
'''American University''' ('''AU''' or '''American''') is a Private university|private research university
in Washington, D.C.
, United States, affiliated with the United Methodist Church
although the university's curriculum is secular. The university was chartered by an Act of Congress
on February 24, 1893, as "The American University," when the bill was approved by President Benjamin Harrison
AU was named the most politically active school in the nation in ''The Princeton Review
's'' annual survey of college students in 2008, 2010, and 2012.
[[http://www.princetonreview.com/schoollist.aspx?type=r&id=732&uidbadge=%07?RDN=1 "AU Students Named Most Politically Active"]"Princeton Review." Retrieved October 4, 2008. ]
The university has six schools, including the School of International...